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Deftones Release A New Song From ‘Eros’, The Last Album With Chi Cheng

A year ago today, original Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away after being in a coma for several years following a terrible car accident. Although it seems small in the grand scheme of things, one of the losses fans suffered as a result of Chi’s horrible accident was the loss of Eros, the last album that the band recorded with Cheng.

Today, in a very brief statement via the band’s Facebook which read “Chi, We miss you today and everyday,” the band released one of the songs from that album. It’s a musically melancholic track with uplifting lyrics. But it has that signature Deftones emotion and angst. Below you can hear “Smile”.



  • 05vette

    Wow, incredible track. I like post-Chino Deftones, but I really dig this track. Horribly unfortunate what happened to Chino, in so many ways. RIP

    • SaturdayThe14th

      It was Chi. Not Chino who passed away. Love the song. RIP Chi. You will always be missed.

      • MachineGunGandhi

        ^ This

        I had to pause for a second when he said ‘Post-Chino Deftones’ … I was all like “Chino left? When did that happen?”

      • 05vette

        :/ Right you are.

  • lovezoid

    This is one band that has never let me down, never phoned an album in, never let any industry or political band bullshit get in the way of their music. And they are still putting out their best stuff. Here’s to many more years.

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